Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 16 July 2017.

Our QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) has designed a comprehensive 14-week General Surgical Anatomy Course (GSAC) that enables you to further enhance your knowledge of anatomy education in relation to general surgical anatomy and assists in preparing for the General Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE).

This course is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and creates an in-depth immersion into specific regions of the body through:

  • osteology
  • arthrology
  • clinical anatomy
  • surface anatomy
  • visceral anatomy
  • surgical approaches
  • clinical case studies in the regions of neurology, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, intra-pelvic, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, ankle/foot and spinal anatomy.

The weekly course is composed of two parts:

  • anatomical demonstrations with prosected cadaveric specimens by qualified clinical anatomists
  • surgical approaches and anatomical dissection using fresh frozen cadaveric material demonstrated by current leading surgeons within those regions.

You'll be taught by qualified clinical anatomists and surgeons who are well-respected in their disciplines.

Who should participate

Medical students, prevocational doctors, medical professionals, radiographers, radiologists, SET 1 and SET 2 (Surgical Education And Training) and allied health professionals.

You'll need to have studied anatomy at an undergraduate level as part of a bachelor degree or medical degree.



You can attend course sessions on-site or online.

On-site venue

QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)
Prince Charles Hospital Campus
Staib Road
Qld 4032


  • Online


Wednesday 2 August - Wednesday 29 November 2017

This course runs weekly on Wednesday nights for 14 weeks.

Most workshops will focus on a particular anatomical region. These workshops run from 6pm-9.30pm.

Weeks 6 and 14 will be a revision sessions, which will include a question-and-answer session, and sample General Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) material. The revision sessions run from 6pm-9pm.

1 Neuroanatomy Wednesday 2 August 2017 6pm-9.30pm
2 Head and neck Wednesday 9 August 2017 6pm-9.30pm
3 Thorax Wednesday 23 August 2017 6pm-9.30pm
4 Abdomen Wednesday 30 August 2017 6pm-9.30pm
5 Intra-pelvic Wednesday 6 September 2017 6pm-9.30pm
6 Revision (GSSE) Wednesday 13 September 2017 6pm-9pm
7 Shoulder Wednesday 11 October 2017 6pm-9.30pm
8 Elbow Wednesday 18 October 2017 6pm-9.30pm
9 Wrist and hand Wednesday 25 October 2017 6pm-9.30pm
10 Hip and pelvis Wednesday 1 November 2017 6pm-9.30pm
11 Knee Wednesday 8 November 2017 6pm-9.30pm
12 Ankle and foot Wednesday 15 November 2017 6pm-9.30pm
13 Back and spine Wednesday 22 November 2017 6pm-9.30pm
14 Revision (GSSE) Wednesday 29 November 2017 6pm-9pm


The course is live-streamed online at the same time as on-site sessions, so if you're a remote or off-site participant you'll still have plenty of opportunity to participate in the anatomy discussions and surgical demonstrations in real time using High Definition (HD) laparoscopic, arthroscopic surgical light camera and in-room cameras.

If you register as an on-site participant and can't attend on some nights, you'll be able to access the course online.

If you're an online participant you can also choose to attend on-site sessions.

We encourage as much on-site participation as possible to gain the maximum benefit from the course.


$4,950 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • a light supper with tea and coffee.


General enquiries

For all registration or payments queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.

Academic enquiries

For more information about course content or assessment, contact the course coordinator Mr Matthew Wissemann or the surgical director Professor Ross Crawford.

Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 16 July 2017.


You will receive a certificate of completion upon satisfactory completion of the assessment.


You'll need to have studied anatomy at an undergraduate level as part of a bachelor degree or medical degree.

You're required to undertake self-directed learning to revise adjacent anatomical structures and pathways related to the specific module region. We won't directly assess your assumed knowledge.

Course materials

You'll receive access to the course materials one week before the course starts, pending payment of your registration.

Registration info

Registrations close at 5pm on Sunday 16 July 2017.


When you register for the course, you will create an account with us.

You'll be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

There are no payment plans available.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Terms and conditions

At all times during this course, delegates are expected to comply with the QUT Student Code of Conduct.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the course starts, you will receive a partial refund of the full fee minus a $100 administration fee.

No registration refunds will be made within 10 business days of the course starting.

You may transfer your registration to another person. Advise us in writing of the full name and details of the person replacing you before the course starts.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we'll advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We're not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.